Uber’s self-driving cars ride into Texas

On Tuesday, Uber’s Advantaged Technologies Group announced it would test its vehicles in Dallas. Don’t expect to see cars without drivers on the streets just yet, though. At first, they’ll only be allowed in manual mode, in which Uber collects data from vehicles with human drivers…

It wasn’t the most surprising choice. Last month, a 3,000-employee Uber office was announced in downtown Dallas, with jobs revolving around ride-hailing, food delivery, and the company’s future air taxi business.

Dallas is one of the sites where Uber Air’s flying taxis are supposed to take off by 2023. Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia, are other cities slated to first experience Uber’s low-altitude, short-distance commuting by air.